An exciting rock and roll trip from first to final note, Pirate Loveâ€™s Black Vodoun Space Blues is full of strange, dark sounds, catchy, fist-pumping choruses, and garage rock-heavy riffs. It never stops moving, seldom slows down, and its subtle complexities are not to be ignored.
Vocalist David Al Dajani, who is accurately listed as â€œvoice (of the night)â€ on the bandâ€™s Myspace page, conveys a range of emotions through screams and singing, sometimes favoring sounds over words.
On â€œSick of You,â€ organ synths mesh together good old fashioned rock and roll guitars backed by solid drums. It quiets down only to build back up to a riotous chorus. â€œIn a Dirty Cellarâ€ with its screams, moans, and bouncy beats, all held together by catchy synths, delivers a charmingly dirty sound.
Things finally slow down on â€œDeath Trip,â€ a standout track, with echoing guitars and vocals, which surround you with sound, while keeping the mood creepy and calculated. â€œAinâ€™t Nothing to Do (A Kiss Hello)â€ is another standout with its contagious chorus. In its entirety, this album is a strong dose of â€œrock and roll medicineâ€ with touches of sleaze, glam and psychedelia.